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Drainwater Heat Recovery Units & Water Efficiency

Reblog, originally posted on 16 Feb 2015

Hot water distribution efficiency is now included in HERS ratings, under an amendment to ANSI/RESNET Standard 301-2014. This is a Good Thing. To date, all of our efforts to represent, and then…


Added by Shawna Henderson on March 17, 2015 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Importance of Airtight Ductwork in Air Testing

For building a home which is free from massive air pollutants, it is necessary to conduct a thorough examination of the air tightness testing inside ducts on the wall. Duct sealing, insulation and leakage are important points which are monitored by quality air testing solutions like Southern Assessors in UK.

While examining air quality and pressure, the following must not be neglected:…


Added by Lee Blanchard on March 17, 2015 at 3:39am — 1 Comment

Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

A valuation premium for green homes and energy efficiency is a lot like Schrödinger’s cat, says a new study released by the Colorado Energy Office.  If…


Added by Melissa Baldridge on March 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Air Testing – How Air Tightness Testing Works?

If your building is not tested by air testing companies uk then air will continue to flow through the leakages and damage your wall, increase your power consumption and you will suffer from allergic diseases.

Air tightness testing can be done after the building construction is completed. It is recommended to hire air testing experts for your…


Added by Lee Blanchard on March 10, 2015 at 4:42am — No Comments

Definitive Guide for Improving Indoor Air Quality – Air Testing

Indoor air testing and detection of impure particles suspended in the air are definitely a laborious task but in order to keep a building and the rooms of a house safe and pollution-free, there are serious needs of air quality testing. We often tend to ignore the fact that due to air impurities almost more than seven million people die in the world every year due to respiratory ailments caused by moulds, termites, carpet dusts, pesticides and even room…


Added by Lee Blanchard on March 9, 2015 at 3:48am — No Comments

Roofing Contractors in Taylor MI – Enjoy Great Living

Did you ever want to live near the Great Lakes? Did you ever wish for a White Christmas and stronger winters every December? Then Michigan perhaps just be the state you need to live in. You can build your own house that will last through hard winters and dry simmers; and a house that protects you from the sun, rain, wind and snow; and a roof that help you keep cool and warm depending on the time of the year. Roofing Contractors in Taylor MI can certainly help you get the roof done, and with…


Added by Mary Desilva on March 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Finding Professional Water Damage Restoration Services

Until few years back, properties, homes and other personal items devastated by water were generally considered as lost for good. On the other hand, thanks to the advancements and innovations that have taken place in the field of technology, what is lost can now be easily restored to look nearly as good as new. Mopping up a property or home after a crucial water damage is not as easy and simple as many envisage. Stagnant water can totally damage the carpets, walls, floor and other personal…


Added by Mary Desilva on March 7, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Rocket Science?

The old expression when something is supposed to be simple is to say that, “This is not rocket science!” as though rocket science was the most complicated thing we can think of.  I will admit that some of the things rocket scientists have done are pretty amazing.  I don’t have a clue how you land a probe on an asteroid moving at thousands of miles an hour somewhere out there in space.  Or manipulate a vehicle on the surface of a planet and send back, “Wish you were here!” snapshots - in…


Added by Paul Raymer on March 6, 2015 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Over 146,000 Homes in the U.S. were HERS Rated and issued a HERS Index Score in 2014

In 2014 there were 146,860 homes in the United States that were energy rated by certified RESNET HERS Raters and issued a HERS Index Score.  According to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau this represents over 33.8% of all new homes sold in the nation.  The average HERS Index Score of the homes rated in 2014 was 63.

The five leading states in terms of homes receiving a HERS Index were:

  • Texas – 28,784
  • Florida – 14,994
  • North Carolina –…

Added by Laurel Elam on March 4, 2015 at 7:54am — No Comments

Top 8 Solar Panel Manufacturers in India

Non-Renewable resources are reducing rapidly. Powering homes and offices through other means, nuclear, wind or hydro-energy is costly and still in its infancy. But India’s location, landscapes and abundance of sunshine makes it a perfect place for using solar energy. In fact, more and more people now choose Solar Panels in India for powering their homes, ensuring reduction in expensive electricity bills, hassle free electricity throughout the day and eco-friendly…


Added by Shashank Kirloskar on March 3, 2015 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Getting a Dam and Giving a Dam: A City Saves Millions by Converting to Renewable Energy

Vermont is the “Most Green” state in America and one small city with big dreams is helping to make this happen. Burlington, the biggest city in the state with a whopping 42,284 residents, took an impossible idea and brought it to fruition: 100 percent of its electricity is drawn from…


Added by Avi Yashchin on March 3, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments

At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked devices to a pervasive network, I fear that aggravation will soon replace appreciation. Are we moving toward the Internet of Annoying Things?

We become aware of the Internet of…


Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 2, 2015 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

How SDO's Certifications are making Steel Industry Effective & Efficient?

The American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM codes and standards is the biggest association to design and publish the rules and standards for the processes that guide the manufacturing of metals. All the members who participate in the devising of ASTM standards are volunteers selected on the basis of their knowledge and ability to comprehend the rules.

The ASTM or the American Society for Testing and Materials is considered to be the base of all the rules and standards that…


Added by Daina Martin on February 25, 2015 at 12:55am — No Comments

Non Invasive Procedures- Conservative and Energy Conserving!

With the recent upswing in Botox availability in recent days, there are wide options available to physicians and doctors who have expanded their practice by making Botox available at their clinics. Taking a short course in Botox training is really the only prerequisite and time investment that doctors really need to make- the rest just takes off automatically. Botox training is a tremendous advantage for doctors to have in their repertoire. Doctors are already well informed about facial…


Added by Mary Desilva on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

What I learned about Home Alarm System Reviews

When it comes to trying to keep your home safe and sound from intruders and attackers, it makes perfect sense to actually work towards safeguarding from these problems and giving yourself an easy way out. If you want to avoid these problems then typically people will turn to their home and start reviewing the security system that they have in place at the moment.

When they realize it’s outdated or simply isn’t working anymore, it can become quite terrifying just trying to put…


Added by Mary Desilva on February 20, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Net Zero Summit March 3-5

I wanted to encourage all you deep energy/ZNE enthusiasts to hie thee to the Net Zero North American Leadership Summit in Boston, March 3-5. The program is a standout, ranging from solar pioneer Steven Strong to Senator Jaime Eldridge to energy guru Marc Rosenbaum, and countless other rock stars. Here's the program. Check it out, register now! Wide-ranging discussions will be had (I first typed "ranting" --…


Added by Ann Edminster on February 18, 2015 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.

Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.

On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy…


Added by Melissa Ulbricht on February 18, 2015 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

Car Insurance Has Become a Necessity

Longman dictionary of contemporary English defines insurance as an arrangement with a company in which you pay them money, especially regularly, and they pay the costs if something bad happens, for example if you become ill or your car is damaged. There are different types of insurance. Examples are: health insurance, life insurance, business insurance, travels insurance, car insurance etc. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates: April to June 2014…


Added by Mary Desilva on February 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Portable Buildings – The Benefits You Can Enjoy

Have you ever heard of portable buildings? A portable buildings are basically structures that are specifically designed to be mobile rather than something permanent. It is also called as a demountable building or a modular building. You can also call them a building with a modern twist but with an old style yurts. So why anyone would opt for portable buildings?

  • Like it has been mentioned earlier that these portable buildings turn out to be a great source when making shift…

Added by Mary Desilva on February 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The #1 Item Missing from High-Efficient HVAC Installations

     Imagine this: you go out to your local entertainment big-box store and purchase the top of the line “HUMONGOUS” television.  When you get home, you don’t think anything about it and just go ahead plugging it directly into the wall socket, right?  What’s that you say, ludicrous?  Of course, we would only plug that piece of beautiful technology into a UL rated surge protector!

     So, I gave it away in the first paragraph: a UL rated surge protector.  But, don’t…


Added by Christopher Morin on February 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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